Monday, June 22, 2009

Design Convo #10

It's hard to believe, but it's been almost a year since the launch of the first Baltimore Design Conversation. The event came together shortly after a public meeting regarding the formation of a design center here. A group of volunteers (myself included) realized how much interest there was out there and decided to create a get together in an informal setting to talk about subjects surrounding design. The event is now held the first Wednesday of every month at the Windup Space (12 W. North Ave.) at 6:30 pm. It is free and open to the public and loosely curated by volunteers around a series of topics related to design, art, architecture, cities, and whatever else is on peoples' minds. There is a cash bar and an A/V hookup available, so people have brought presentations to project via laptop and we've had the occasional live feed from another city.

Past topics have included things like "making sustainability visible," "cultural containers," "projects," "food," and "waste." You can see pictures and flyers from the events on the new D-Center Baltimore flickr page.

Design Conversation #10 is next week, Wednesday, July 1. For those of you familiar with these events, it will be a slightly different approach. Having done this for about a year now, we wanted to take the chance to just meet for happy hour and discuss where this thing is going next. No presentations, just talking about ideas with friends. We'd love it if you would join us.

The crowd at a previous Design Conversation.